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ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT (LAURA’S LAW) AND SE...

NAMI MARIN GENERAL MEETING Monday, October 15, 2018,  7:00 to 8:30 PM The Marin County Board of Supervisors has recently approved two important measures to help with the recovery of loved ones living with mental illness. NAMI Marin strongly supports both of these measures. Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) is responsible for implementing these programs. First, the Board approved a pilot program under “Laura’s...

NAMI Joins Lawsuit Against the Short-Term, Limited...

On September 14, NAMI joined a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to overturn the Administration’s recently-issued rule on short-term, limited-duration (STLD) insurance plans. The lead plaintiff is the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, joined by NAMI and the following organizations: AIDS United, American Psychiatric Association, Little Lobbyists, Mental Health America and National...

Governor Brown Signs Three Landmark Bills

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 1315 into law–a groundbreaking measure that aims to shift the paradigm for mental health treatment in California from one centered on late-stage crisis care to one in which the emphasis is on early detection, prevention and intervention, before a brain illness becomes disabling. We also became the third state in the country to shield residents’ ABLE accounts from Medicaid...

NEW RULE REQUIRES MENTAL HEALTH PARITY

A LANDMARK MOMENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH COVERAGE HAS TAKEN PLACE. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a long-awaited “final rule” dictating that mental health be covered equal to physical health.  2013 A landmark moment for mental health coverage has taken place. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a long-awaited “final rule” dictating that mental health be covered equal to...